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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de>
To: gentoo developers <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Last rites for $package ...
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 20:45:49
Message-Id: 20060928202827.GA20892@nibiru.local
Hi folks,

maybe you remember the discussion about package removal and 
problems for users on that ...

The problem was: someone (who's not reading this list) might be 
interested in some package (or even had installed it) and now
gets trouble because its (from his view) sudden removal.

An solution could be an database of packages scheduled for
removal. But this database has to be maintained. And it doesn't
seem that there's someone who's interested in doing this extra work.

As I've seen talks about such removals seem to happen under the 
suject "Last rites for $package", I'm now going to set up an little
mail robot, which catches those mails and adds the named package
to an removal-scheduled-database.

To make this working realiably, we simply need to agree on 
one thing:

: If an package is going to be removed, there *always* has to be
: an discussion w/ subject "Last rites for $package" 
: (where $package is the qualified package / port name)

Maybe we could also define other some other subject for the
cases that removal is aborted or committed. 

What do you think about that ? 

 Enrico Weigelt    ==   metux IT service -
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